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GlaxoSmithKline Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
558 Reviews
3.6
558 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance for the most part but does depend on local management (in 54 reviews)

  • Work environment is good in the sense people want to strive for the best (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • like any pharma, very high pressure; tough to establish work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Senior management is completely closed off from the rest of the company and has no idea what is going on (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    Its a school for professionalism and leadership. You can enter to this company and become a successful person at work and in personal life.

    Cons

    Decision takes time to be executed on the right time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline

    Pros

    So many opportunities and an enjoyable environment

    Cons

    Workload often became increasingly hard to manage

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with excellent benefits!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company was a great company to work for!!! Management was very willing to help, and very flexible to accommodate with work restrictions. Employment atmosphere was very pleasant, and our group felt like a work family. They also had a great vacation plan, holidays, and excellent benefits!!! One of the few companies that still offer a pension plan as well.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the potential for layoffs, but that seems to be a growing trend in the pharmaceutical industry, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I have to management is to never make promises about promotions at mid-year reviews and then never follow through with it at year end reviews, especially when it was in writing in the review system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ok pay. Good benefits for families

    Cons

    Can't advance. A real good ole boy company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Phila, PA

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, pay and retirement

    Cons

    The Philadelphia wage tax is a killer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Global Multi Channel Marketing Director

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    Current Employee - Global MCM Director in New Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Global MCM Director in New Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good at supporting career development

    Cons

    Changes in headcount and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good exposure at GSk

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good employee benefits such as gym in office. Has a lot of training programmes available.

    Cons

    Location is not convenient and buses are not provided from near home area for full timers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great experience working with GlaxoSmithKline

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    Former Employee - IT Ambassador in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Ambassador in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Team Environment, The compensation is really good and office culture is great

    Cons

    There is nothing I would list as cons, as it was a great time working with GSK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Full Time Positions should be available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Support Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training opportunity, Flexible schedule, good compensation

    Cons

    Tenure based instead of performance based.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Harlow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Harlow, England (UK)

    I worked at GlaxoSmithKline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits
    good work environment
    great people

    Cons

    too many reorganisations and lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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